Commissioned by P/F Eystur- and Sandoyartunlar

electroacustic Installation piece for the Sandoy Tunnel in the Faroe Islands. For other licensing, please contact Edition Wilhelm Hansen

  • electronics
  • 10 min

Programme Note

It is not every day that you get a commission to write a piece for a subsea tunnel. When I got the commission, I started thinking about what would be appropriate music for this occasion. But I found the idea in a dream. I woke up one morning and had the music Voices fresh in my mind. The inspiration for the piece I dreamt was a pop melody from the early sixties with the characteristic voice of the lead singer Fríðbjørg Jensen from Skopun on Sandoy. My eight-year-old grandson is playing the cello. Some of the voices and the cello are recorded in the tunnel. Also, the dripping you hear is recorded in the tunnel early in the building process.

Sunleif Rasmussen, 2023

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